Monday, July 09, 2012

July 10th, 2012 Forecast

After a warm weekend with 100-degree heat, the Philadelphia area has finally cooled down to near normal temperatures, however, the heatwave may continue on.  As of this post, temperatures at the Philadelphia International Airport are sitting at 89-degrees.  Should we break into the 90's, our heatwave will continue.  Looking ahead, the temperature will begin to moderate in the mid- to upper 80's, with lows back in the upper 60's.

Monday's grey skies will continue into the overnight.  Even so, temperatures will cool into the mid- to upper 60's in the metro, and lower 60's to the north and west.  The stationary front positioned just to our south will provide the region with some unsettled weather.  To that end, the is a chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, mainly in the early morning hours.  For Tuesday, much of the same.  Temperatures not reaching as high as on Monday.  Should Monday's high actually reach 90-degrees, and continue the heatwave, the streak will certainly be ended on Tuesday.  A lingering chance of rain showers and thunderstorms sticks around throughout the day Tuesday.  Winds shift from the south on Monday night to the northeast on Tuesday.  

Wednesday also remains unsettled as low pressure systems continue to track along the stationary front.  Wednesday's high also is in upper 80's with lows in the mid- to upper 60's.  Thursday seems to be the best day of the extended forecast, in between systems.  Partly to mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures.  Friday and Saturday bring us back to unsettled weather.  Temperatures in the upper 80's to near 90-degrees again, but nothing like the heat we experienced in the latter part of last week.  The chance of showers and thunderstorms also return, as skies turn mostly cloudy.  The second half of the weekend is also unsettled, however we'll also be back in the 90's.  The start of the workweek looks like we could be into our second day of another potential heatwave, but any showers or thunderstorms could cool off some places temporarily.